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Table 2 visa and entry process in Japan and the UK

From: Exploring the trajectories of highly skilled migration law and policy in Japan and the UK

  Step 1
Visa
Step 2
Immigration control
Step 3
Lawful status given
Japan Obtain visa Examined by an immigration officer at a port of entry Given a status of residence
UK Obtain visa (‘entry clearance’) An entry clearance having effect as leave to enter (remain)
  1. Source: Immigration Act (Japan), Immigration Act 1971 (UK)